Over the past few months I’ve started getting involved with The Porch at Watermark. Initially, I started going to be able to hang out with one of my cousins more, but God’s doing something more here. That’s another blog for another day though. One of the best coincidences of deciding to start going to The Porch is that Shane and Shane lead worship there now, and one of their songs has stuck with me since I first heard it.
We tend to think of forgiveness as something passive. A mere act of not holding something against someone, of not resenting someone. We think of this as painless, in concept, because we just let it go and stop holding on to what was forgiven. But, in practice, this is not so.
Whether you’ve grown up going to church in the buckle of the Bible Belt, are new to the Christian faith, or have simply been around church for any length of time, either you or someone you know has asked the question “Why do we need to confess our sin?”. Some may phrase it “Why do we need to ask forgiveness for sins when Christ already paid the price on the cross for all sins; past, present, and future?” Is this like an ATM type of thing, where the money is there, but we don’t get the cash until we swipe the card and withdraw from an unlimited supply of grace? Is confession something we have to do to get God to apply His grace to our lives?
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